October 7th, 2014

10 Things I Learned at ShiftCon in Los Angeles

Groovy Green Livin ShiftCon

I’m back from ShiftCon in LA! ShiftCon is the very first international social media conference focusing on wellness, health, and the environment. What a fabulous experience. There’s so much to share, so I thought I would start off with things I learned (or realized) while at the conference. 1. I love my peeps. No, I mean I really love my peeps We are not all the same. We have different opinions within a movement that’s making corporations stop and listen. We come from different places and different backgrounds. But we’re all working towards one goal: to make a difference and...

September 30th, 2014

ShiftCon: Shift Happens. Be a Part of It. I’m Speaking!

Groovy Green Livin ShiftCon

The eco wellness community is many members strong. Our bonds have been strengthened by our online connection and an occasional meet face-to-face. Our friendships and collaborative efforts continue to grow, but there’s something missing in our tight and powerful community. We’re lacking a space to exchange ideas and information in real life. There are countless blogging conferences out there to choose from, but none of them are designed specifically for us. Until now. Finally someone’s decided to step up to the plate to change that. We all know there’s something much more magical that happens when we collaborate face-to-face. A little over a...

September 26th, 2014

My Appearance on The Weather Channel: Talking With Your Kids About Climate Change

Groovy Green Livin Lori Alper on The Weather Channel

How I Ended Up on The Weather Channel One of my favorite things about my job is the unpredictability of each day. Unexpected events pop up all the time, keeping me on my toes. This week I was invited to appear on The Weather Channel, AMHQ with Sam Champion! I’m incredibly grateful to the wonderful team at Moms Clean Air Force (MCAF) for supporting me and recommending me for this incredible opportunity. As many of you know,  I work closely with Moms Clean Air Force as a writer on their site. I was asked by The Weather Channel to appear in two...

September 21st, 2014

Why This Mom Cares About the Climate Crisis

Groovy Green Livin People's Climate March

This post was originally published in The Huffington Post Although I live only a few short hours from New York City, a trip to New York this weekend just isn’t in the cards. I’ll be sticking close to Boston as thousands of people join forces for The People’s Climate March this Sunday, September 21st. It’s being dubbed the “largest climate march in history” by organizers, and has the potential to draw hundreds of thousands of people to the streets of New York City. Unfortunately I won’t be one of them. Like many, I want to be there, but for one reason or another can’t make it...

September 18th, 2014

Why Agave is Worse Than High Fructose Corn Syrup

Groovy Green Livin Agave Nectar

For those of you still using agave as a sugar substitute, I have some bad news. But before I break the news to you, I have a confession: I still use agave. It’s in my ketchup and probably a few other places in my kitchen. I fell for the hype, and I know I’m not alone. No more. It’s time to ditch it. Once the ketchup’s gone agave is no longer welcome in my kitchen. Here’s why. What is Agave? Agave nectar (aka agave syrup) comes from the Blue Agaves that grow in the volcanic soils of Southern Mexico. The plants are large, prickly and...

September 16th, 2014

Sports Drinks and the Message We’re Sending Our Kids

Groovy Green Livin sports drinks

Back to school means back to sports for many families across the country. Along with sports comes sports drinks. With bright and enticing colors, they’ve become the go-to drink for players of every sport. Who can blame a budding athlete? Sports drinks are marketed as a way for athletes to” re-fuel” during a game or competition.  They “provide fuel, fluid and nutrients before, during and after activity.” Even if your child doesn’t play a team sport there’s no shortage of sports drinks. You’ll find them at birthday parties and in lunch and snack bags. A fantastic marketing campaign has led us to...

September 12th, 2014

Air Purifier Review: Alen BreatheSmart FIT50

Groovy Green Livin Alen BreatheSmart FIT50 HEPA Air Purifier

With winter almost knocking on our door I can’t help but think about how all the windows and doors in my home will soon be sealed tightly to keep the cool air out and the warm air in. Along with the cool temps and sealed up homes comes a big concern: indoor air pollution. We generally think of air pollution as an outdoor problem, but our indoor air can be polluted too. Indoor air pollution can come from many different sources including tobacco products, oil, gas, coal and wood, building materials, couches, carpets, cleaning products and more. How you can improve your indoor...

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About Lori

I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I hope you'll join me as I embark on a journey to live a healthy life. Along the way I might make a few pit stops to fight for issues that affect the health and safety of our families. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us. Together we'll discover that simple, small changes can lead to a healthier lifestyle and a greener planet.

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